Overview

Introduction to Tipton, Indiana

Tipton, Indiana, in Tipton county, is 22 miles NW of Anderson, Indiana and 36 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Kokomo metropolitan area with.

Tipton History

Both the city and the county were named in honor of Brigadier General John Tipton. He was a soldier in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, and served as U.S. Senator for Indiana from 1831 until his death in 1839. Tipton was given its name in 1847.

Tipton and nearby Attractions

  • Indiana Transportation Museum
  • Pearson Mill State Recreation Area
  • Seiberling Mansion
  • Mounds State Park
  • Greentown Glass Museum
  • Indianapolis Zoo

Things To Do In Tipton

The Greentown Glass Museum houses the work of the Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Company. The Automotive Heritage Museum and the Indiana Transportation Museum have antique automobiles and other artifacts on display. The 19th century home of Monroe Seiberling, the founder of the Diamond Plate Glass Company, is accessible from Tipton. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Tipton Municipal Golf Course. At the Tipton City Park, visitors can enjoy basketball, volleyball and several other games. The city also hosts the Tipton County Pork Festival every September. It features an arts and crafts marketplace, queen contests and live entertainment.

Tipton Transportation

Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.

Tipton Higher Education

Anderson University, Butler University and the University of Indianapolis are all accessible from Tipton.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,137
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+2,432
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.9%
Median Earnings25+$34,365
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,153

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,472
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$727
Median House Value$81,800

Ancestry

German20.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.4%
English8.6%
Irish6.8%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch1.3%
French Except Basque1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh1%
Italian1%
Czech0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Polish0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Norwegian0.2%
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Tipton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyTipton County
Standard Zip Codes46072
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.28
Approximate Longitude-86.04

Tipton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTIPTON 5 SW
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationELWOOD WASTEWATER PLANT
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationFRANKFORT DISPOSAL PLANT
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcadia1,370$53,750
Atlanta890$63,750
Cicero4,861$74,766
Elwood8,449$45,688
Kempton359$50,313
Sharpsville868$61,042

Tipton Public Libraries

Tipton County Public Library
127 EAST MADISON STREET
Tipton, Indiana
(765) 675-8761

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Tipton Hospitals

Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital Inc
(Non-profit)
1000 S Main St
(765) 675-8500

Tipton Public Schools

Tipton Elementary School
1099 S Main St
ZIP: 46072
(765) 675-7397
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Tipton High School
619 S Main St
ZIP: 46072
(765) 675-7431
High
Total Enrollment 555
Tipton Middle School
817 S Main St
ZIP: 46072
(765) 675-7521
Middle
Total Enrollment 431

Tipton Private Schools

St John The Baptist School
323 Mill St
ZIP: 46072
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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